Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Breakfast Made Super Simple

In my journeys through cyberspace I have come across several recipes for overnight oats. If you've not yet heard of it, this is a fabulously easy breakfast that you make the night before and is ready the minute you are ready to eat in the morning. The only problem I've run into is that most, if not all, the recipes I've found add dairy- usually yogurt. It's so hard to find dairy free yogurt that's not outrageously priced and that tastes somewhat good. So I decided to go ahead and try my own, omitting the yogurt and other dairy products and just make it the simple way.
Usually I make it the night before, after I finish with the dinner dishes and while I am making the kids' lunches for the next day.

Here's the super simple recipe that I made up.
For 2 people:
1 cup oats -I use either the Quaker Old Fashioned Oats or the Trader Joe's Organic Rolled Oats ( I prefer the Trader Joe's but both work fine)
handful raisins
teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
tablespoon ground flax seed- I use the blueberry flavored.
soy milk- enough to completely cover the oats. (You could use rice or almond milk)
Mix together, put it in a covered container in the fridge, and forget about it until the morning.

In the past I have added honey and dried apples.I might try a little pumpkin in it one of these days. The beauty of it is you can make it anyway you want. My husband likes to heat his in the microwave, I eat mine cold. For Moms - even the kids like this!

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